Located in North Central Arkansas, my mom and I are a small home based breeder and we have 18 years experience with breeding registered pets. That's me, to the left! It has been a family endeavor and our Jacks have all of our attention! We are passionate about their upbringing and happiness in our home and all of our dogs are registered with excellent pedigrees. Our Shorty Jack Russell Terriers are bred to be under 10" tall. We focus on breeding for Temperament & Health and our goal is to provide the Perfect Family Companion. We specialize in Broken and Rough Coat shorties! Hoping you love Jack Russell's as much as we do, so feel free to visit or contact us anytime for Jack chat.
Health Guarantee: We pay close attention to giving the most quality professional grade food, vitamins, shots, and worming and we always provide you with a replacement health guarantee & health records! Your Shorty Jack Russell Terrier will have been wormed every two weeks and given a 5 way shot at seven weeks of age. All of our puppies will have had the age appropriate shots/worming before being placed in a new family. We offer a year health guarantee and have never had to honor it which speaks for itself!
Socialization: We have come to the conclusion, through research and experience, that early neurological stimulation is a crucial key to the development of young dogs. We have adopted the "Bio Sensor" program here at Lil' SideKicks. If you would like more information on our stimulation socialization methods, please visit our socialization details page.
Jack Russell's are a very friendly and intelligent breed. They are social but protective, adorable snugglers, and effective hunters! Shorty Jacks are very loyal dogs and will become attached to you quickly, we are hoping to find folks to adopt with the long term in mind. For more information on the breed and our puppies, please take a look at our About Jacks Page.
1. What are the three types of coats on a Jack Russell?
Rough-Coated dogs have longer hair than the smooth-coated, and have more trace hair on the dog's head, face, legs and body. I think this coat is the lowest shedding coat of the three. A puppy shows signs of being a rough coat by the all around coat being full and thick.
Smooth-Coated This coat is a short, slightly harsh coat and gives that sleek look that shorty jacks are famous for. Jack coat color can be white, black, tan or a combination of these colors.
Broken-Coated is the type of coat that is a combination of both a smooth coat and a rough coat. This means that some patches of the body will have short, smooth hair, and other areas will display longer, wiry hair in combination. The mixture is usually around 50-50, but this can vary greatly from dog to dog! We love this look and most folks seem to ask for broken coat. A puppy can show signs of a broken coat early on by having a little 'sprig' of hair coming from the corner of their mouths.
2. Can Short Dogs Jump?
Did you know Jack Russell terriers can jump as high as five feet? These pups are also known for their endurance: they can run long distances and can even burrow underground and wait for days on end to chase out their prey (not an ideal situation due to dehydration).
3. Shorty Jack or Parson Jack, what's the difference?
The Jack Russell terrier was the first hunting dog that Reverend Russell bred. After his death, the breed evolved into the Parson terrier (“parson” is another word for “reverend”). This breed had longer legs — 12 to 15 inches versus the JRT’s 10 to 12 — an intentional development so the dogs could better navigate the hillier areas where they hunted.
The Russell terrier is the newest offshoot of the Reverend’s original terrier breed. Known as the “Shorty JRT” the breed has the shortest legs of all three types of the lineage: eight to 12 inches tall.
The three breeds do look alike with a few differences, such as their body height and shape. The Parson terrier has a square body while both the JRT and the Shorty JRT have rectangular bodies.
4. Will a Jack make a good family pet?
The Jack Russell terrier is a happy, energetic dog... However, these dogs are alert, loyal, and make good watchdogs. They are very adaptable to their environment and our dogs favorite place is by my side at home. My son Josiah, who is eight, makes the perfect playmate for our puppies!
5. Are They Trainable?
Jack Russells are highly trainable dogs and soak up new tasks like a sponge. They are terriers and can exhibit stubbornness if they don't like the attitude of the person training them. Once basic obedience is mastered, Jack Russells can move on to advanced obedience, trick training and agility work. One of our puppies is a certified therapy dog and beloved by all!
6. Are all Jack Russell Terriers a Live Wire?!
The answer is NO, we have found that our Jack's are very smart and the reason some Jacks have a hyper reputation is that intelligent dogs need toys and interaction! Also, the broken and rough coat gene in our opinion has bred a more calm, more cuddly temperament. Our terriers love sleeping in the bed and watching tv from our laps. Each dog has it's own personality, look for the alfa dog in the litter and that is what might cause negative behavior in a dog that does not have enough attention. After a little exercise and time out of the crate, Jacks love to cuddle up! Terriers need exercise & are great if they have 'you time'.